Community Volunteer Opportunities
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Offers one-on-one weekly one-hour matches with elementary school kids in local schools. It also has a campus-based program, Cats and Cubs, that meets every Sunday; contact Camden Bock (email@example.com).
Tutoring and Enrichment Programs
Hillview After-School: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-5pm; contact Lydia Rosenfield (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tree Street Youth: Mondays through Thursdays, 2-6pm; Friday 2-4pm; contact Alex Ulin (email@example.com).
Lewiston Public Library: Mondays through Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm; contact Kara McGowan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Project Storyboost: Reading to early elementary-aged children during the school day; contact Brenna Callahan (email@example.com).
English Language Learners
Adult Learning Center: Contact Anne Kemper (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Somali Bantu Youth Association of Maine: Preparation for citizenship testing; contact Rilwan Osman (email@example.com).
Trinity Soup Kitchen: Serves meals seven days a week; contact Erin Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lots to Gardens: Community gardening and cooking classes; contact Sofia Gnabasik (email@example.com).
Good Shepherd Food Bank: Preparing food for distribution throughout the state; contact Amanda Marino (207-782-3554, x1169).
Blake Street Towers: Promotes social activities with elderly and younger disabled; contact Matt Gee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ArtVan: Mobile arts therapy working with non-profits in Lewiston-Auburn; contact Katie Stevenson (email@example.com).
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center: Contact Jenny Cowie (207-777-8369; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Central Maine Medical Center: Contact Sue Hedrich (207-795-2472; email@example.com).
Other Programs (some of these require extensive training)
Safe Voices: Domestic violence prevention program; contact the Volunteer Coordinator (207-795-6744).
Advocates for Children: Child abuse protection and parenting skill development; contact the Volunteer Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Greater Androscoggin Humane Society: Contact Sandy Graul (207-783-2311; email@example.com).
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services: Contact Bridget Mancini (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BookReach: Volunteer reading program sponsored by the Lewiston and Auburn Public Libraries where volunteers are matched with a local in-home daycare and go once a week to do story time; One hour/week, one semester commitment; contact Kara Reiman (email@example.com).
Center for Wisdom’s Women: A sacred and safe place that supports and empowers women; contact Klara Tammany (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Androscoggin Land Trust: Opportunities for trail stewardship and data research; contact Kathy Young (207-782-2302; email@example.com).